Ruth Gardens Apartments

Over the past 50 years, Edison Properties has played a key role in developing Winnipeg’s skyline. Edison’s vision for the future includes the revitalization of their existing buildings as well as the opportunity to develop new buildings within the community. MMP Architects partnered with Edison Properties, acting as Prime Consultant, on the construction of their newest building located at 1167 Rothesay, in North Kildonan.

The intent of the Ruth Gardens design is to be sensitive to the neighbourhood. The building has been broken into three towers rising from a four-storey base. The floor plate of each tower contains only seven units. The thin towers and their orientation on the site are intended to avoid the look of a massive building. The three individual towers keep the off-site shadows to a minimum while allowing the sun through on the east/west axis between the towers and along the south property line into the site.

This mixed-use site includes 14,500sf of new commercial space separated into 3 units located on the main floor of the building, as well as a separate single-storey Scotiabank which is located on the corner of Rothesay and Sharon Bay. Above the commercial space, the residential component consists of 213 apartments ranging in size from 700 to 1100sf spread out over 10 storeys, as well as a penthouse. Each of the first three storeys of residences includes amenity spaces for use by the tenants; these spaces feature exercise and multi-purpose rooms. 

Tenants have been occupying the space at 1167 Rothesay since Fall 2015. The project was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press, as well as in the Fall/Winter 2015 Precast Imagineering Magazine.

Ruth Gardens Project Team
Principal Architect: Chris Daly
Project Architect: Michael Acht
Contract Administration: Marty Kuilman
Interior Designer: Rex Salanguit
Senior Technician: Michael Hamson

Please see the gallery above for a few photos of the building exterior, foyer, and show suite.